Pantone Inspired Fall Beaded Pearl Gemstone Necklaces

While Autumn officially began September 22nd, and we are just 32 days away from the first day of winter, I still had some Fall Beaded Jewelry Designs to share! I know, I know. You're probably thinking (with a very confused look on your face), 'didn't she just write a winter inspired blog post?' Yes. Yes, I did. But, hey, that's how the weather rolls here in Upstate New York. Besides, you'll find quite a few people here who will say, 'Let's not rush winter already!" And with Thanksgiving just around the corner... I would have to agree.

So, it's time to get back on track. The point here is...I had all the new fall beaded jewelry ready to roll and here's how it went down:
1. Autumn weather arrived. Check.
2. The leaves started turning their gorgeous shades of russet, burgundy, deep green, rich yellow (you get the picture..). Check.
3. Autumn jewelry pictured and ready to post. Check.
4. Life happens....need I say more.
5. Snow falls. What?!?! (hence my winter inspired post)

But, I'm back on track and really, really want to share these gorgeous new gemstone beaded necklaces!! One (mind you, this is just one) of the things I love most about Autumn is the color. I love the rich colors, cozy colors and the combination of both!

My first inspiration on the following designs were the gemstone beads I had personally hand picked. The second inspiration was Pantone's 2013 Fall Color Report. Marry these two -and viola' -instant gorgeousness you simply can't take your eyes off of!

This first gemstone necklace came together after I discovered the blue crazy lace agate teardrop gemstone pendant. Isn't that mix of earth brown, meditative blue and white just stunning?! Paired with larimar gemstone beads and brown smoke topaz Swarovski Crystals and this necklace combines the beautiful color of Pantone's Mykonos Blue and Carafe!
Larimar Crazy Lace Agate Beaded Gemstone Necklace (N126)
Larimar Crazy Lace Agate Beaded Gemstone Necklace (N126)
$83.60
Not a blue color kind of gal? No worries. I would be shocked if you were able to resist the allure of nature's lush green. Green is such a versatile color. Wear it in spring, summer, fall and even winter if it's the right shade. This next gemstone necklace features a rhyolite gemstone pendant reminiscent of Pantone's Deep Lichen Green color. The pendant showcases a mix of green, cream and brown colors. It is paired with green freshwater pearls and jet black Swarovski Crystal accents.
Rhyolite Gemstone Freshwater Pearl Beaded Necklace (N127)
Rhyolite Gemstone Freshwater Pearl Beaded Necklace (N127)
$64.85
Pantone's Koi color is not for the faint of heart. Autumnal orange can be a challenging color to try to wear for most women. But, you don't have to go orange from head to toe. Even if you tend to wear a lot of black in your wardrobe, this inspired necklace would be the perfect compliment. It's all about using this color as an accent!
Mahogany Obsidian Carnelian Beaded Gemstone Necklace (N118)
Mahogany Obsidian Carnelian Beaded Gemstone Necklace (N118)
$61.90
And, last but not least, is a design that speaks to your sweet tooth (without all the calories!!) Pantone's Carafe is a rich, glamorous chocolate brown. Which made it the perfect inspiration for what I call my "graham cookie" necklace! I came across this rippled chocolate-brown ceramic pendant and grabbed it up. Almost instantly, I envisioned this "delicious" pendant paired with creamy riverstone gemstones and "chocolately" smoke topaz Swarovski Crystals. Mmmm! Mm!
Riverstone Topaz Crystal Gemstone Necklace (N043)
Riverstone Topaz Crystal Gemstone Necklace (N043)
$66.10
Each of the gemstone beaded necklaces above are one of a kind. These are just 4 of ten colors in the Pantone 2013 Fall Color Report. Stay tuned for Fall Colors Part II......

Inspired Winter Snowflakes Earrings Jewelry

Yesterday I woke up to find the ground outside covered in a light layer of fluffy white stuff....SNOW!!

I know some of you are grumbling at the thought. But, personally, I love winter. I get excited to see the first snowfall and look forward to the upcoming holidays. It's also a time when I am inspired to get back into the studio and release all the creative thoughts I've held onto since summer began.

So, in the excitement of the coming winter, I'm sharing some new beaded jewelry, as well as, some restocks of previously sold out pieces. Who doesn't love snowflakes? Right?! Did you know: there are no two snowflakes alike? Well, the same holds true for our sparkling Snowflake Blizzard Crystal Earrings! Each "blizzard" of hammered, sterling silver wire is unique due to its' hand formed nature. A true one of a kind design!
Snowflake Blizzard Sterling Silver Handmade Earrings (E160)
Snowflake Blizzard Sterling Silver Handmade Earrings (E160)
$49.95
Baby it's cold outside! One glimpse out the window and it's a blizzard of iridescent crystal aurora borealis snowflake-cut 14mm glass beads on hand formed and hammered "blizzard" sterling silver wire.  These handmade earrings are finished with sterling silver leverback ear wires. The length is 1-1/2" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Here's a second glance at these unique, hand-formed wire earrings:
Snowflake Blizzard Sterling Silver Handmade Earrings (E160)
Snowflake Blizzard Sterling Silver Handmade Earrings (E160)
Are you a true winter snowflake die-hard? Well this next pair of handcrafted beaded earrings will offer you endless sparkle and glamour. Wear for your holiday parties into New Years Eve and even for the winter bride!
Swarovski Filigree Snowflake Crystal Drop Earrings (E269)
Swarovski Filigree Snowflake Crystal Drop Earrings (E269)
$44.80
Stunning silver-plated 26mm Swarovski Crystal Filigree "snowflakes" are combined with shimmering aurora borealis (AB) Swarovski Crystal teardrops. These snowflake earrings measure measure 1-3/4" from the bottom of the ear wire.

Another great pair of crystal earrings perfect for the winter bride -or even for the summer June bride because they do look like crystal sunflowers too!
Snow Flurries Crystal Quartz Gemstone Silver Ring (R103)
Snow Flurries Crystal Quartz Gemstone Bead Ring (R103)
$28.60
Isn't it just beautiful and nostalgic when you look out the window and the world outside looks like a peaceful, mesmerizing snow globe? That's what this ring reminds me of.....

A flurry of swirling sterling silver surrounds a crystal quartz gemstone bead in this snowflake inspired handmade wire wrapped ring. Each stone, and swirls of sterling silver wire, are unique and will vary slightly from the one pictured. Currently available in 6-1/2" only.
Snow Jade Gemstone Blue Crystal Snowflake Charm Bracelet (B169)
Snow Jade Gemstone Blue Crystal Snowflake Charm Bracelet (B169)
SOLD

Jack Frost has nothing compared to this winter bracelet! Handmade beaded bracelet features snow jade gemstones, shimmering blue Swarovski Austrian Crystals, pearls and a lovely sterling silver snowflake charm. 14 karat gold fill beads are mixed with sterling pave' style stardust beads that mimic the twinkling snow on a sunny winter day. Finished with a blue crystal charm drop and sterling silver snowflake charm and signature jewelry tag. Measures 7-1/2".

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A BeWITCHING Halloween -Jewelry Wardrobe Board CONTEST

My, my, my. It has been forever since I last posted! Or maybe I should really be saying, "Yea! School is back in session!!" lol. Although I will admit it feels like it was a long summer -you agree? It's been a slow process to get back into the studio and get the creative juices flowing again.

But, the good news is that polyvore cured that for me. I just love creating fashion sets on polyvore featuring handcrafted Crystal Allure Jewelry. This time I highlighted a gemstone beaded necklace from the Fall Beaded Jewelry Designs collection and added a little twist for the upcoming 'holiday' (see end of this blog post).

I created this new set to show the versatility of Crystal Allure Jewelry. Yes, it is true that our unique jewelry designs are perfect for your everyday wardrobe -wear them from the boardroom to the bar. But...what about, say, a party? A costume party?

I know what you're probably thinking. But put that thought right out of your head because 'Oh yes you can'!! And this newest set proves it. I paired our Mahogany Obsidian Carnelian Beaded Necklace (N118) with a little black dress, witch hat, cute black boots and viola` you get an instant Halloween costume!

BeWITCHING Halloween: Featuring Mahogany Obsidian Carnelian Beaded Necklace (N118) by Crystal Allure

A BeWITCHING Halloween! by crystalallure featuring Mahogany Obsidian Swarovski Crystal Necklace N118


Pretty adorable -right?! Here's the details:

Mahogany Obsidian Carnelian Gemstone Beaded Necklace (N118)
A rich fall colored mahogany obsidian gemstone pendant is the focal of this beautiful handmade beaded necklace. Gemstone pendant complemented by both jet and topaz Swarovski Crystals, jet glass beads, carnelian gemstones and brown glass beads. Finished with our signature jewelry tag.  Beaded Necklace measures 17-1/2".

CONTEST:
Open to all citizens of the United States. Contest runs from October 24, 2013 - October 31, 2013.

Win a $25 jewelry gift certificate. All you have to do is purchase this one of a kind gemstone beaded necklace (N118), wear it with a similar Halloween costume (like shown above), snap a picture (or selfie) and email me your picture no later than November 10, 2013.

The picture must be good quality and clearly show you wearing the necklace.

By emailing your picture, thereby entering this contest, you agree to allow Crystal Allure Jewelry to use your photo, without compensation, for advertising/marketing purposes.

Breast Cancer Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-BC)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Crystal Allure Jewelry is known worldwide for beautiful crystal awareness bracelets and jewelry designs. Creating beaded jewelry just wouldn't be the same if we didn't do what we could to raise awareness and show support for important causes.
Breast Cancer Awareness Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-BC)
Breast Cancer Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-BC)
SOLD

When you look at the statistics, it's almost impossible to not believe that nearly every woman has been touched in some way, by breast cancer. In medical review data, provided by the American Cancer Society in October 2013, it states "Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment."

More importantly, this data also revealed "Right now there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States."

Every survivor deserves to be celebrated and we do just that with our sparkling breast cancer awareness bracelets and jewelry. Just check out the latest design (pictured above) -stunning, right?! It's our Breast Cancer Awareness Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-BC), inspired by our popular Transplant Awareness Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-TX).

Designed in breast cancer pink Swarovski Crystals, .925 Bali spacers, white pearlized seed beads and sterling silver heart beads that read "SURVIVOR". This 7-3/4" crystal breast cancer awareness bracelet is finished with our signature jewelry tag.

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About Breast Cancer
The American Cancer Society says, twelve percent or 1 in 8 American women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Susan G. Komen provides the following warning signs of breast cancer:

-lump, hard knot or thickening inside the breast or underarm area
-swelling, warmth, redness or darkening of the breast
-change in the size or shape of the breast
-dimpling or puckering of the skin
-itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
-pulling in of your nipple or other parts of the breast
-nipple discharge that starts suddenly
-new pain in one spot that does not go away

The best practices for early detection include performing monthly self-exams and getting annual mammograms.

Raise Awareness. Show Support.

Other Facts:
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink is the nationally recognized ribbon color for breast cancer awareness and support.

Ovarian Cancer is no longer silent! A touching Customer Review..

During the summer months, while moms and dads are vacationing and spending quality family time with their little ones, I too get to focus even more on my daughter. It's time you just can't get back so I cherish each day. But, business doesn't stop for Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry. In fact, it is during this time that I truly enjoy working with customers because it gives me the opportunity to get to know them a little better.
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-OC)
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-OC)
SOLD
*This bracelet can be ordered on demand. Contact me for details and purchase information.*

Recently, I shipped off the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Survivor Heart Bracelet (B173-OC) and was humbled by the lovely email I received from my customer. She wrote:
Hi Stephanie,
I received my bracelet in the mail today. It is more beautiful than the picture online! I LOVE it!!! It was so nice to receive your thoughtful thank you note as well. While I wish I didn't have ovarian cancer, I am proud to wear this bracelet and using your beautiful bracelet as another tool to help me educate women about this silent killer. Thank you so much.
With gratitude and respect,
Karen (Virginia)
I am so thrilled you love your crystal awareness bracelet Karen! And thank you for taking the time to pen such a beautiful note. You are an inspiration and I wish you all the best!

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Karen's Custom Crystal Good Luck ASU Graduate Bracelet

A few years ago, Karen contacted me to design a custom graduation gift bracelet for her daughter, Lindsay, who was graduating from Arizona State University (ASU).

The original design was exactly as pictured on the right, but it had a sterling silver graduation cap charm.

Months later, Karen contacted me again because sadly, the bracelet was lost. This time she wanted the same bracelet, but instead of a graduation cap charm, she wanted to have a four-leaf clover good luck charm added -to wish her daughter good luck in all her future endeavors.
Karen's Custom Crystal Good Luck ASU Graduate Bracelet (B112)
Crystal Allure Custom ASU Good Luck Graduation Bracelet (B112)
SOLD

Custom handmade beaded bracelet features the ASU college colors of gold and burgundy, represented by crystal aurum and burgundy Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver beads, .925 Bali and sterling letter blocks 'ASU'. Finished with a sterling silver four-leaf clover 'good luck' charm and our signature jewelry tag. Measures 7-1/2".

This custom graduation gift will be a gift Lindsay can treasure for a lifetime!

Need graduation gift ideas? Check out our custom jewelry designs for ideas and maybe even inspiration for a custom design.

Shades of Purple Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B211)

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month and we are participating with a new beaded awareness bracelet design.

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry has been a long time supporter of both Cystic Fibrosis Awareness, as well as, Organ Donation and Transplant Awareness.
Shades of Purple Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B211)
Shades of Purple Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B211)
SOLD
Our beautiful handcrafted beaded bracelet the Shades of Purple Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Bracelet (B211) features a full 7-1/2" strand in varying shades of purple Swarovski Crystal that include amethyst, purple velvet, tanzanite, as well as, crystal aurora borealis (AB). Accented with sterling silver beads, .925 Bali and finished with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and our signature jewelry tag.

Although this bracelet was designed with Cystic Fibrosis Awareness in mind, the color purple is nationally recognized as the awareness color for these causes as well: ADD, ADHD, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Alzheimer's Disease, Animal Abuse, Anti-Violence, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Cancer Survival, Chronic and Intractable Pain, Colitis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia, Harmony, Homelessness, Huntington's Disease, Leimyosarcoma, Lupus, Macular Degeneration, Mucolipidoses, Mucopolysaccharidoses, No Unattended Kids in Cars, Pagan Pride, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, Pediatric Stroke, Purple Ribbon Campaign for Child Abuse, Religious Tolerance, Sarcoidosis, Sjogren's Syndrome,Thyroid Cancer, Victims of 9/11

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Gray Asthma Awareness Bracelets Jewelry

Asthma is a controllable, non-curable lung disease that is triggered by allergies and/or irritants. According to the EPA, "asthma affects more than 23 million Americans, including an estimated seven million children."

Many times if someone has asthma, they also have allergies.

May is Asthma Awareness Month because it is a peak season for asthma and allergy suffers. But you can make every month Asthma Awareness Month when you purchase and show off one of our beautiful Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelets.

Gray is the nationally recognized color for Asthma Awareness.
Black Diamond Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B079)
Black Diamond Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B079)
SOLD

Shown above is the Black Diamond Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B079). A beautiful handmade awareness bracelet featuring black diamond and jet Swarovski Crystals, sterling twist beads, .925 Bali spacer beads and silver twisted rings. Design finished with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and our signature jewelry tag.
Gray Pearl Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B082)
Gray Pearl Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B082)
$42.95
Raise asthma awareness wearing this beautiful 7-1/2" handmade awareness bracelet featuring lovely gray Swarovski Pearls, black diamond Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver beads, sterling twist beads and .925 Bali spacers.

Finished with a sterling silver awareness charm and our signature jewelry tag.
Gray Onyx Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B078)
Gray Onyx Crystal Asthma Awareness Bracelet (B078)
$45.95
Raise asthma awareness wearing this beautiful 7-1/2" handmade awareness bracelet featuring a gray and black luster glass bead, jet Swarovski Crystal, onyx gemstone, silver bead caps, sterling silver beads and sterling twist beads. Finished with a sterling silver awareness ribbon charm and our signature jewelry tag.

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What's Your Awareness Color?

Floral Artbead Handstamped Mom Charm Bracelets

Mother's Day is almost here. Instead of the traditional birthstone bracelet or name bracelet, give Mom a gift she can wear all year 'round. Shower Mom with a bouquet of our beautiful Garden of Love handmade beaded bracelets. A unique mothers bracelet she will treasure for years to come.
Golden Pink Rose Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B086)
Crystal Allure Golden Pink Rose Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B086)
One of a Kind
$47.95
Designed with crystal golden shadow, aurora borealis (AB) light rose Swarovski Crystals, accented with soft chrysolite Swarovski Crystals, Bali bead spacers, with a sparkling centered handcrafted lampwork glass bead featuring a pink rose flower design.

Finished with sterling silver lobster clasp, hand stamped MOM charm and our signature jewelry tag. Bracelet measures 7-1/4".
Peridot Pink Rose Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B087)
Crystal Allure Peridot Pink Rose Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B087)
One of a Kind
$47.95
Designed with peridot and chrysolite Swarovski Crystals, accented with pink grade A fiber optic cats eye beads, Bali bead spacers, with a beautiful centered handcrafted lampwork glass bead featuring a pink rose flower design.

Finished with sterling silver lobster clasp, hand stamped MOM charm and our signature jewelry tag. Bracelet measures 7-1/2".
Purple Pink Rose Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B088)
Crystal Allure Purple Pink Rose Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B088)
One of a Kind
$47.95
Designed with rose and amethyst Swarovski Crystals, accented with emerald Swarovski Crystals and pink grade A fiber optic cats eye beads, Bali bead spacers, with a beautiful centered handcrafted lampwork glass bead featuring a pink rose flower design.

Finished with sterling silver lobster clasp, hand stamped MOM charm and our signature jewelry tag. Bracelet measures 7-1/4".
Red Pink Blossoms Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B089)
Crystal Allure Red Pink Blossoms Floral Artbead Crystal Mom Charm Bracelet (B089)
One of a Kind
$47.95
Designed with siam, aurora borealis (AB) light rose Swarovski Crystals, accented with soft jonquil Swarovski Crystals, Bali bead spacers, with a beautiful centered handcrafted lampwork glass bead featuring pink, yellow and blue blossom flower design.

Finished with sterling silver lobster clasp, hand stamped MOM charm and our signature jewelry tag. Bracelet measures 7-1/4".

Browse Mothers Bracelets and Gift Ideas for this upcoming Mother's Day.

Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry

Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry Set (B092, E296)
Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry Set
The American Cancer Society's website states: "About 1 out of 8 invasive breast cancers are found in women younger than 45, while about 2 of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older."

These are sobering statistics considering if you ask any woman, they have either been diagnosed with breast cancer, know someone with breast cancer and/or they know someone who has survived breast cancer.

Although October is designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry is dedicated to raising awareness about breast cancer throughout the year. We do this through our original designs of sparkling pink crystal awareness jewelry.
Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B092)
Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet (B092)
$61.99
Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings (E296)
Pink Ribbons Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings (E296)
$23.25
This beautiful 7-1/2" design features clear base lampwork glass beads with flowing ribbons of fuchsia and pink colors accented with fuchsia Swarovski Crystals, milky pink Czech bead and sterling Bali. The handmade beaded bracelet is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp, awareness ribbon charm and our signature jewelry tag. The handmade beaded earrings are sterling silver leverback ear wires measuring 1-1/4" from the bottom of the ear wire.

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Sweet Romance: Thinking of You and Smiling -Jewelry Wardrobe Board

This morning while getting ready, I enjoyed a lovely choir of bird songs gently floating through the window from the back yard. By the time I got to work, it was raining. I love when it rains and love it even more when it thunderstorms. Drip-drip-drip.... The soft sound of trickling rain drops is so calming, serene, thought-provoking and romantic.

Truth be told, when it rains time just seems to stop -and I could just spend the whole day lost in thought. Better still, I'd rather be lost in thought embraced by your Sweet Romance.

When I call, text or email you, it means I'm thinking of you.
When I don't call, text or email you, it means I'm waiting for you to think of me.

Sweet Romance: Featuring Pink Amethyst Gemstone Heart Earrings (E294) by Crystal Allure

Sweet Romance by Crystal Allure featuring Sweet Romance Pink Crystal Amethyst Gemstone Heart Earrings (E294)


I created the Sweet Romance jewelry wardrobe board because I was thinking of you and smiling.

The centerpiece of this romantic purple and pink set features lovely faceted amethyst gemstones paired with sweetly pink rose alabaster Swarovski Crystals dangling from upside-down heart-shaped sterling silver Bali chandelier beaded earrings. Finished with sterling silver leverback ear wires.
Sweet Romance Pink Crystal Amethyst Gemstone Heart Earrings (E294)
Sweet Romance Pink Crystal Amethyst Gemstone Heart Earrings (E294)
$31.95
Dare it be true if I am thinking of you, are you thinking of me.....